Attakkalari Centre For Movement Arts Offers Free Course

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Bangalore’s Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts is organizing a course on project building and digital performance for cultural professionals of India in collaboration with the Seoul Division of the International Dance Council (CID-UNESCO). Attakkalari is honored and privileged to be their performing arts partner this year for the Cultural Partnership Initiative 2021 of Korea’s Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism and the Korean Foundation for International Cultural Exchange. Attakkalari has achieved many accomplishments and has a remarkable track record in utilizing digital technology during pandemic times. Therefore, professional dance artists, filmmakers, arts managers, and other artists in the age range of 25-45 years, with a minimum of 5 years of experience in their field and a keen interest in “Screendance” or “Performing Arts for the Camera” can apply for this course. The course is free for the ten selected candidates. Those who complete the course successfully with an attendance of 80 percent will be offered financial support of $500 each towards implementing their project plans created as part of the course.

As an outcome of the course, each participant will produce a Screendance project. The course will address both theory and practice. In addition to experiencing screendance history worldwide, participants will also have the opportunity to discover the same locally, engage in interaction with senior screendance artists, and listen to and learn about various screendance genres. In addition, they will be mentored through making their piece as a collective of artists, learning the skills, resources, and techniques needed for each genre.

India has a rich history of screen-based dance, particularly in many of our favored films of Hindi and other regional languages. There is a great affinity in Indian culture for expressions of dance, particularly on screen. This course will treat this art form as a particular category with its own aesthetic choices, techniques, skills, and histories. For aspiring artists who wish to excel in this domain, this is a great opportunity.

Applicants who can be present in Bangalore for the course duration will be given 5 out of the ten available seats. They’ll have access to the Attakkalari studios and infrastructure to participate, engage and experiment with the course. There is no course fee to attend the program for selected candidates. On successful completion of the course, the participants will also be offered financial support of $500 per participant towards implementing their project plans created as part of the course. The medium of instruction will be English.

The last date to apply is 25th July 2021 at 8.30 PM.

For an application form, guidelines, and further information: www.attakkalari.org.

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